Sharjah International Airport has acquired the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) certificate, making it the first airport in the UAE to achieve this certification and the seventh in the Middle East.
The AHA certificate recognises the achievements of the travel hub, which guarantees a safe experience for travellers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was awarded to Sharjah Airport following a thorough evaluation of the health and safety measures in place.
Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, HE Ali Salem Al Midfa enthused: “Obtaining this accreditation from the Airports Council International is a reflection of the relentless efforts being made by Sharjah Airport to maintain public health and safety. We are applying the highest level of health procedures and measures in accordance with the directives of ACI and His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council to address the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Al Midfa continued: “The health and safety of all travellers, customers and employees, is our number one priority in all operations. Since the start of these exceptional circumstances, Sharjah Airport has developed an integrated plan in cooperation with partners from the operating authorities, to ensure that we are adhering to the highest standards. We thank and applaud the aviation sector and international bodies, including the Airports Council International, for laying out these guidelines and measures with the aim to protect all members of society.”
Sharjah Airport has put in place stringent health and safety measures to control the spread of Coronavirus. The hub has intensified sterilisation operations in the departures and arrivals halls, as well as in public facilities, in addition to sterilising floors, barriers, walls, check-in counters, passenger bridges, waiting chairs, passport counters, security inspection devices, conveyor belts, luggage trolleys and toilets.
Director general, ACI Asia-Pacific, Stefano Baronci said: “I would like to congratulate Sharjah Airport for meeting the highest level of expectations of travellers and customers, and becoming the first airport in the UAE to receive the Airport Health Accreditation certification from ACI.
“Sharjah airport’s obtaining this international accreditation is further evidence that the airport’s team has succeeded in implementing health standards and measures that ensure safe travel through the airport. This accreditation also confirms that Sharjah Airport is making all efforts to preserve the health and safety of travellers, customers, and employees. In various facilities and departments,” he concluded.